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Zen Garden Restaurant

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Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Variety of options for Paleo dieters

Service delivered is good value for money and people of the paleo diet inclination are truly catered for. Location is a plus too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Munguti N
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Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Service delivered is good value for money and people of the paleo diet inclination are truly catered for. Location is a plus too.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Very friendly staff and chef Den is excellent and very accommodating to your needs. Lovely grounds and outdoor seating. Food quality is amazing although portions are a bit small.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We visit Zen Garden at least once a week and the quality of the food is superb and has been fresh/ consistent quality at all occasions. Excellent service, short waiting times and great food. More expensive than you are used too in Nairobi however.

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Nice ambiance and sumptuous food. All the dishes we ordered were prepared very well. The service by the staff was also very good.It has got outdoors sitting area as well as inside covered sitting area. Both have their own charm.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A nice garden/patio setting. The food was neither memorable nor tasty, and very expensive. It was simply not worth it.

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nairobi
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Zen is the place to go for a lunch meal on a sunny day.The gardens are very beautiful, the food presentation is lovely and very tasty though the portions are quite ungenerous.Kids have a bouncing castle to keep them busy.The only negative we experienced was with the waiters who were slow and confused when taking our orders.In overall though this... More 

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Cairo
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Love the food and garden setting - ideal for breakfast, lunch and supper with family, friends or more formal occasions due to your various eating options - a regular restaurant choice for us...kiddies love the open spaces and garden setting

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Portugal
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

As so often, we wanted to take our Sunday lunch at Zen. With small kids the side with the trampolin and the bouncy castle are perfect. However, we were told that there is a new policy, that on Sundays no more Asian food is served on that side. Well, there are many other restaurants in Nairobi with entertainment for kids... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Enjoyed a nice outdoor table with coworkers and had some fantastic appetizers that served as my meal for the night. Great service and awesome food. Not a single complaint to be served.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I've been meaning to go to Zen for quite a while. A few of us eventually made the trip there, and I wasn't disappointed. The decor was brilliant, and there's ample space for indoor and outdoor seating. Since that time, we've been there multiple times, only for their Asian food. One time we had dim sum there; now, it tasted... More 

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Address: Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Phone Number: 254 8034466
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 254 8034466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?